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The Art of Death

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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 5/4/17 12:08 pm
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Penelope works at the Horizon Art Gallery, tasked with watching the Paradox chamber, where viewers can see a clear view of the Paradox in the sky. Her job is to make sure people don't stare at it too long and go mad as many artists already have in trying to paint it. The e Doctor, Amy, and Rory arrive and end up floating through time and running into Penelope throughout her life.

This story is brilliantly written. There's a sense of mystery and horror at the center of this story as a monster begins to appear. It's a brilliant story with the main character being Penelope as opposed to the Doctor and Companions who float in and out of her life. The story is haunting, intelligent, and with a great twist. While the Doctor's not in it all the time, Writer James Goss captures his voice quite well. Raquel Cassidy's narration is superb as she brings this story to life and captures Penelope's ever-changing character. One of the best Doctor Who Audiobooks released by the BBC.
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Reviewed By: RainCityBCReview Date: 5/18/14 3:40 am
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If this was an episode this would be a Doctor "lite" story, where we do not see much of the Doctor (and hardly any of the Ponds either). This rather well done, interesting and intelligent story is told from the point of view of a character who meets the Doctor at different stages of her adult life. As she has never met or heard of the Doctor it is interesting to see what she makes of him.
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Reviewed By: PaulaPenguinReview Date: 5/1/13 5:15 pm
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A very eerie, atmospheric little tale with a fantastic build-up of tension. The Art of Death is a rather Doctor-lite release, but this doesn't in any way work against the story. Penelope, the main character, is far too interesting and the central conceit far too fascinating for the listener to worry about the Doctor's absence. Instantly gripping, this is one of the best 11th Doctor audiobooks so far.
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Reviewed By: chris606Review Date: 2/9/13 10:52 pm
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The opening is excellent. I was driving home alone at night along the A4042 at Mamhilad and nearly jumped out of my skin.